Courtesy of:- Ray Lo, and the Spurs List
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Spurs Odyssey Youth team reporter Ray Lo is off to Florida to watch the IMG tournament, for which we are sending a strong U-18 squad of 20 players.
Here is Ray's inroduction to the competition. You can look forward to Ray's exclusive reports on a regular basis over the next week.
IMG Boys Invitation Tournament 2014
Spurs are competing in this tournament again this year.Last year they finished runners-up to Cruzeiro of Brazil. Both teams had finished unbeaten but Spurs had drawn one of their games before drawing with Cruzeiro in the last match. Spurs had a goal disallowed in the dying minutes that would have seen them bring home the winners trophy – it was that close.
This year there is a change in the format of the tournament as there will be play-offs on the final day. There are eight teams split into two groups of four who play each other over eighty minutes. The winners of each group will play in a final play-off for the cup.
The teams this year are :-
Group 1 Group 2
Tottenham Hotspur U-18 Brentford U-18
US U-17 National Stevenage U-18
Toluca U-18(Mexico) IMG Academy U-18
Baltimore Celtic U-18 Blackrock FC U-18
Spurs' first game is against Baltimore Celtic on Wednesday 17th (December) at 11am local time.
11am Tottenham 6 Baltimore Celtic 1
1pm US U-17 v Toluca
11am Toluca 0 Tottenham 2
1pm Baltimore Celtic v US U-17
1.15pm Baltimore Celtic v Toluca
5.30pm Tottenham v US U-17
(This game is likely to be shown on Local TV.)
Sunday 21st 8am – 7.30pm
Play off games
Spurs beat Blackrock 1-0 after extra time.
Spurs are likely to send a strong squad of twenty players for the tournament.
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